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Tuesday, January 25, 2005

User guide: How to maintain security and anonymity

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The further you go down this article the more secure/anon you get

Note: Any download of software on this email _is_ compatible with windows, some are only compatible in Windows environs.

\/\/\/\/\/\/Encrypt your email\/\/\/\/\/\/

First, go here:
Thunderbird

Download and install

Then, go here:
Enigmail

Download and install

Run Thunderbird

you now have a full set of GnuPG tools available under the menu item "Tools"

Note: Windows only

\/\/\/\/\/\/Hard Drive/File encryption\/\/\/\/\/\/

Goto:
TrueCrypt

Much more info on site.

_REALLY_REALLY_IMPORTANT_NOTE_: DO NOT USE ANY KIND OF STANDBY/SLEEP MODE AS THE PROCESS FOR DOING THIS IN WINDOWS WILL DUMP YOUR PASS-PHRASE INTO RAM AS ___CLEAR___TEXT___ (meaning not encrypted...you are warned)

Note: Currently, Windows only.

\/\/\/\/\/\/Proxies\/\/\/\/\/\/

A nice list of non-anon/anon proxies:
Samair Proxy List

A nice little how to for most people:
Rice.edu how to

\/\/\/\/\/\/Mixmaster Anon Remailers\/\/\/\/\/\/

Mixmasters are a great tool, especially the ones that use SSL:
Autistici.org's anon remailer

\/\/\/\/\/\/I-net Anonymity\/\/\/\/\/\/

A anon protocol for alot of thing on the I-net:
Entropy

More info on site.

\/\/\/\/\/\/Hard Drive data destruction\/\/\/\/\/\/

US DoD standard for destroying data on hard drives:
NISPOM_0195.pdf

\/\/\/\/\/\/Hard drive physical destruction\/\/\/\/\/\/

A halfway decent article:
Informit Article

\/\/\/\/\/\/Tips\/\/\/\/\/\/

If you are running a raid 1 array, use a 5.25" hot swappable drive bay. Somebody breaks in wanting data, pull that hard drive out and smash it really hard against something solid. If you are using on-the-fly encryption then not only are you making data recovery difficult by physically harming a portion of the data, when they do go and try to decrypt it, it will be missing data, which will make it 99% unrecoverable.

If you are going to be uber-secure then I recommend a one sentence security philosophy....

-Maintain your diligence, use uber-strong password/phrases, and only keep them in your head.-

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